Golfing updates

  • Aug. 22, 2005 8:00 a.m.

submitted by Fran Fowler–August 5-6 saw the Dixon Entrance Open played to typical Island skies a little of everything. An exciting tournament saw James Sawyer take the Men’s top prize while Fran Fowler took the Ladies category. All players were invited to attend the Willows Open and thereby qualify for the Rutherford-Scully Challenge with a $100 bill going to the top Men’s and Ladies player of the two tournaments combined. Seven players qualified.
Willows Open this past weekend offered a bit of rain for those who teed off late Saturday, and while Sunday looked terrible at 9:00, by the starting tee off at 9:30 Marj Mathers had worked her magic (she invokes the weather gods) and the skies cleared and day turned to “perfect”!
This year not only did you have to keep track of your ball you needed to make sure you stayed away from the bee’s nests. Fortunately I golfed with Kathy Salanski who seemed to know, through first hand experience, where every one was. in fact Kathy was presented with her own swatter and wasp wind sock!
Saturday’s golf put Sandspit’s Bert Salanski with a few strokes lead over Denis Baran, Geoff Alton and Buck Yeomans of Skidegate. Sunday must have been pretty exciting in that group as when it was over Denis Baran was the 2005 winner and Geoff Alton took the tournament Low Net. The Quaas boys played strong golf with Dad and Uncle – I think it will next year before they can take Uncle Ian Gould.
Special events sponsored by Sea Raven Motel long drive contest winners were Tim Timmer and Fran Fowler; and Berg’s Hi-Blade Contracting honesty awards went to Heather George and Bill Sheridan. For the 5th year no one won the West Coast Fishing Hole in One although Marcel Sawn is back and he succeeded with the only deuce.
Not to be forgotten August 13th saw the first Annual Texas Scramble event, organized by Bert Salanski. It was great fun (4 ball, best ball) and 2 new records were set, open team shot 65 and the Ladies shot 90.
Two up-coming fun events in Sandspit are:
2nd Annual Shingle Bay- Sept 3 and on Saturday Sept 10 is the George Brown Memorial.
All the golfers wish to thank the organizers of these tournaments, the many sponsors of these inter-community recreational events and to encourage you to come out and join us